Film Language Tag: nondiegetic music
Music, such as underscoring, that is represented as coming from a source outside of the story world. Both diegetic and nondiegetic music, for example, will very often be present in a single film and in some films there may be deliberate blurring of, or play between, the two.
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Lajjo (Farida Jalal) notices her daughter, Simran (Kajol), looking distraught. She then proceeds to have a conversation with her about the sacrifices women need to make in their lives for men. This convinces Simran in the moment to marry Kuljeet (Parmeet Sethi), and forget about Raj (Shah Rukh Khan).
The Pope had a nervous breakdown and has gone missing after the Papal conclave. The cardinals do not know that he is missing because the manager of the Vatican has placed a Swiss guard in the Pope's quarters to make his room seem occupied. While the Cardinals are waiting for the "pope" to emerge from his room, the psychiatrist who was hired to treat the Pope organized a volleyball game for the Cardinals. This scene captures the Cardinal's joy and commitment to the game.
The Prince hunts and tries to kill Anil for discovering how he killed his wife and Rupa. The Prince ends up dying when he falls off the roof, exactly how Rupa died. In a parallel to one of their first interactions, Anil and Sunita are on the train close together and in love. They both laugh with the man they met at the beginning of the movie.
When Naina’s (Preity Zinta) family finds themselves in hard times, they pray together for something or someone to change their lives for the better. Aman (Shahrukh Khan) appears to do just that.
This scene is a montage that isolates Satya (J.D. Chakravarthi) and Vidya (Urmila Matondkar) and further establishes their intimacy, showing that Satya is not just a rugged, tough gang member, but complex and emotional as well. This intimacy exposes viewers to his true feelings and makes him more human, as opposed to a hypermasculine criminal.
Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), and Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri) have a conversation about what being an Indian means in the context of being an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) in a mustard field in Punjab, India. Baldev and Raj feed pigeons as they speak to each other. Raj uses the metaphor of pigeons to symbolize the NRIs and how they are still Indian at heart.